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JD.com, China's largest online direct sales company, has launched a new platform that allows international retailers to sell to Chinese consumers. JD Worldwide provides Chinese shoppers with a convenient way to get authentic products while alleviating the need for retailers to establish a presence in China.
E-commerce retailer The Design Republik, which launched this month, will offer shoppers a number of apparel sets for pre-order on the 8th of every month. Designed by two Australian veterans in the fashion industry, sets are available for $350 and shoppers can choose from a limited number of sets that coordinate with future and previous delivery options.
Kroger is rapidly evolving from a traditional brick-and-mortar supermarket chain into an omnichannel and digital commerce retailer. The company, which is the second largest retailer in the U.S. after Walmart, generates more than $100 billion in annual revenue and continues to grow the Kroger brand's digital presence while exploring how to connect and serve customers in a digital world.
Dooney & Bourke was running on a bare-bones e-commerce platform installed more than a decade ago. Saddled with outdated systems, the fashion brand and retailer sorely needed to relaunch its website and create a more powerful online presence. To that end, Dooney & Bourke adopted an on-premise solution designed by Demandware Commerce to create a more compelling experience for online shoppers that also served the luxury brand's 50 stores and 150 boutiques.
Online apparel retailer ModCloth opened its first showroom in downtown Los Angeles, marking the company's first potential foray into brick-and-mortar since the opening of its pop-up shop in New York a few years ago. The showroom is part of a three-day test intended to inform the company's consideration of other locations.
Online luxury retailer Moda Operandi unveiled its new website offering shoppers access to designer collections through exclusive videos and editorials. The site aims to provide collections straight from the runway through an immersive, on-screen experience.
Amazon Prime is proving to be a powerful loyalty tool, crowding out other large retailers such as Target and Walmart. Fewer than 1 percent of Prime members are likely to consider other mass retailer's websites during the same online session.